US President Joe Biden said during a press conference that the decision to impose sanctions against the Taliban terrorist movement would depend on the behavior of its members. The president's words were quoted by the press service of the White House on August 23.
Asked whether he supports sanctions against the Taliban under certain conditions, which Britain is particularly pushing, the American president said: вЂњYes. It depends on [their] behavior.вЂќ
He stressed that the Taliban had not yet taken action against U.S. forces, and had вЂњso far generally keptвЂќ their promises not to obstruct American access to Kabul airport to evacuate people.
Biden was asked, among other things, whether he now trusts the Taliban, to which the head of state replied, вЂњI don't trust anybody, including you. I love you, but, you know, there aren't many people I trust.вЂќ
Speaking of the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, which led to the Taliban takeover, Biden said it was the right one.
вЂњThat idea, I think, will go down in history as a logical, rational, and right decision. My job is to make decisions that no one else would or would want to make. I have made them, and I am convinced that I am absolutely right,вЂќ he noted.
The American president emphasized that there is вЂњno basis for this war anymoreвЂќ.